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Queen Lucia

Queen Lucia by E F Benson (George H. Doran, 1920); full-cast reading (BBC, 2014) Although the characters and conniving still come through with a certain distinct vigour, readers nowadays may find it hard to engage with the comedy of manners — the ceaseless shifting for social position — that plays out within Benson’s portrayal of 1920s upper-middle-class Brits.